Chieftains efficient in doubleheader sweep of Glendale

ROGUE RIVER — Rogue River's sweep of Glendale on Saturday would best be described as efficient.

Needing minimal offensive firepower, the Chieftains (3-4) allowed just seven total hits to post a 3-2 win in Game 1 and a 3-1 victory in Game 2.

Rogue River's Darren Taylor opened the doubleheader by striking out 10 to record the win in Game 1. Dylan Gomez was 2-for-3 for the Chieftains.

Rogue River took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Taylor doubled and scored on Brendan Schoner's single.

The Chieftains added two runs in the fourth. Gomez singled and scored on a single by Craig Lee. Kelly White followed with another single to plate Lee.

Jim Mozingo had two hits and drove in both Glendale runs in the fifth.

Tom Cermak was 2-for-3, drove in two runs and pitched six strong innings for Rogue River in Game 2.

The Chieftains scored two runs in the second. Cermak's double drove in one, and he later scored on a double by Taylor.

Rogue River added another run in the third behind an RBI single from Cermak that scored White.

Cermak had three strikeouts, three walks and allowed just three hits in earning his first win of the season.

FIRST GAME

Glendale 000 020 0 — 2 4 1

Rogue River 010 200 x — 3 7 2

McDonald and Arnpriester; Taylor, Garwood (6) and Longtain. W — Taylor (1-1). L — McDonald. 2B — RR: Taylor.

SECOND GAME

Glendale 000 100 0 — 1 3 1

Rogue River 021 000 x — 3 5 0

Ji. Mozingo and Arnpriester; Cermak, Lee (7) and Garwood. W — Cermak (1-0). L — Ji. Mozingo. 2B — RR: Cermak, Taylor.

GRANTS PASS 9-14, CHURCHILL 3-4 — At Grants Pass, Brock Dean homered in both games to power Grants Pass (5-3) to the sweep.

Dean hit a two-run home run in the third inning of Game 1 and followed that with a 2-for-3, two-RBI effort in the five-inning Game 2.

Jordan Brown and Levi Darling were both 2-for-3 with Darling adding three RBIs in Game 1.

Tyler Spencer was 2-for-2 with two RBIs while Brandon Drury and Daniel Vasquez were 2-for-3 in Game 2. Drury had three RBIs and Vasquez had two, which came in Grants Pass' six-run second inning.

FIRST GAME

Churchill 000 002 1 — 3 11 0

Grants Pass 033 300 x — 9 9 0

Pichenor, Birch (4) and Beedon; Stewart, Madrigal (7) and Brown. W — Stewart (1-1). L — Pichenor. 2B — GP: Drury. C: Peterson. HR — GP: Dean (3).

SECOND GAME

Churchill 101 11 — 4 8 3

Grants Pass 364 01 — 14 12 1

Kiesse, Deedon (3) and Kearney; Dean, Spencer (4) and Brown, Darling (4). W — Dean (2-1). L — Kiesse. 2B — C: Peterson; GP: Drury, Spencer 2, Vasquez. HR — C: Birch; GP: Dean (4).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4-22, REDDING CHRISTIAN 2-1 — At Redding, Calif., Cascade Christian pitcher Colton Cochran struck out 14 in the opener and the Challengers exploded for 23 hits in the five-inning nightcap.

Cochran tossed a four-hit complete game for his second win in two decisions.

Cascade Christian (4-2) scored two runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Taylor Thomas opened the inning with a triple and Cochran and Josh Artale followed with RBI doubles.

In Game 2, Ryan Pech posted the victory on the mound with a six-strikeout, three-hit effort through four innings and went 4-for-5 with six RBIs and four runs scored.

Steven Spence was 5-for-5 with six RBIs for the Challengers and Garrett Banks collected three hits, including a double and a triple.

FIRST GAME

Cascade Christian 100 100 2 — 4 7 0

Redding Christian 000 200 0 — 2 4 1

Cochran and Spence; Warner, Barton (5) and Schalo, Warner (5). W — Cochran (2-0). L — Barton. 2B — CC: West, Cochran, Jo. Artale; RC: Schalo, Warner. 3B — CC: Thomas.

SECOND GAME

Cascade Christian 473 44 — 22 23 0

Redding Christian 000 10 — 1 3 2

Pech, Ja. Artale (5) and Spence; Warner, Schalo (3), Williams (5) and Schalo, Hudson (3). W — Pech (2-0). L — Warner. 2B — CC: Banks, Smith, West, Pech, Spence; RC: Schalo. 3B — CC: Banks.

Softball

SOUTH MEDFORD SPLITS — At Anderson, Calif., South Medford opened with a 4-2 victory over Yreka but then fell 6-1 to Foothill in the single-elimination, 24-team Cubs Classic.

Shyanne Jones was 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored for South Medford against Yreka.

Samantha Owirka was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Sophomore Celia Evans, in just her second varsity start, tossed a three-hitter with no walks and eight strikeouts.

The Panthers (2-4) built an early 1-0 lead against Foothill. Ashleigh Hawkins singled home Tasha Equitz, who walked earlier in the inning.

But South Medford went silent against Foothill's Kacie McCarthy, who finished with seven strikeouts in the final three innings.

Both games were called after the sixth inning due to a 1 hour, 20 minute time limit.

South Medford 011 011 — 4 9 1

Yreka 000 200 — 2 3 2

Evans and James; Franklin, Phillips (3) and Allen. W — Evans (2-0). L — Franklin. 2B — SM: Jones, Equitz.

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South Medford 001 000 — 1 3 0

Foothill 001 23x — 6 12 0

Newman and Equitz; Davis, McCarthy (3) and Wimmer. W — McCarthy. L — Newman (0-3). 2B — F: Becker, McCarthy.

SOUTH UMPQUA 6-5, NORTH VALLEY 0-0 — At Tri City, returning first-team all-state pitcher Taylor Whitmore blanked North Valley (1-6) in both games.

In Game 2, Whitmore took a no-hitter into the seventh before Jeanna Rinehart delivered a one-out single. Whitmore allowed four hits in the opener. The senior pitcher struck out seven in each contest.

In the first game, North Valley received a first-inning double from Rachel Conard and Chelsea Million doubled in the seventh.

FIRST GAME

North Valley 000 000 0 — 0 4 3

South Umpqua 002 400 x — 6 5 0

Aaron, Conard (4) and Conard, Aaron (4); Whitmore and Bliven. W — Whitmore. L — Aaron. 2B — NV: Conard, Million; SU: Whitmore.

SECOND GAME

North Valley 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

South Umpqua 302 000 x — 5 6 1

Aaron, Conard (3) and Conard, Aaron (3); Whitmore and Bliven. W — Whitmore. L — Aaron (1-4). 3B — SU: Warner.

DEL NORTE 12-18, HIDDEN VALLEY 6-4 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley's Michelle Azlackson was a combined 5-for-8, but Del Norte had 15 hits in each game to sweep the Mustangs (2-7).

Chauncie Porter was 2-for-3 and scored two runs in Game 1. Azlackson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

In Game 2, Azlackson was 3-for-4 and Jessica Gurlani was 2-for-4.

FIRST GAME

Del Norte 431 202 0 — 12 15 1

Hidden Valley 000 114 0 — 6 7 3

Bergguist, Weiser (3) and Lesina; Porter, Azlackson (2), Porter (6) and Gurlani. W — Bergguist. L — Porter.

SECOND GAME

Del Norte 130 126 5 — 18 15 5

Hidden Valley 000 103 0 — 4 8 0

Bergguist, Weiser (7) and Lesina; Porter, Azlackson (6) and Gurlani. W — Bergguist. L — Porter.

ROGUE RIVER 10-11, GLENDALE 4-14 — At Rogue River, Rogue River and Glendale split a doubleheader that featured 26 walks.

Rogue River used a four-run fourth inning and a five-run sixth inning to pull away in Game 1. Glendale had just eight hits but scored in every inning except the seventh, including four runs in the first, in Game 2. The Chieftains used five pitchers in the second game.

FIRST GAME

Glendale 100 210 0 — 4 6 7

Rogue River 000 415 x — 10 10 1

Streeter and Tsubaki; Cates and Smith. W — Cates. L — Streeter. 2B — G: Lovemark; RR: Smith.

SECOND GAME

Glendale 421 322 0 — 14 8 4

Rogue River 300 710 0 — 11 7 0

Lovemark and Tsubaki; Sagura, Johnson (3), Stainbrook (4), Collatta, Cates (6) and Smith. W — Lovemark. L — Sagura. 2B — G: Streeter, Tsubaki; RR: Stainbrook, Cates 2.

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